Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed a Big Spring home and sent a local resident to the hospital.
The fire occurred around 5 a.m. in the 200 block of Hillcrest in west Big Spring, Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
The fire apparently started in the garage area of the split-level, ranch style home and was discovered by one of the home's occupants as they were leaving for work. The timing of the discovery was extremely crucial in saving the residents' lives, Condray said, because the fire quickly spread and soon engulfed the home.
A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday at a residence in the 2500 block of Dow on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Christopher Bedford, 33, of 2513 Dow, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with several reports of forgery and passing counterfeit checks, according to law enforcement records. Bedford is being held at the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department made a grisly discovery Monday afternoon, as the bodies of two female subjects were discovered at a home in the 1400 block of Stadium.
According to police officials, the bodies â€” which were heavily decomposed â€” are believed to be 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason.
Officers were dispatched to 1420 Stadium at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD.
Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced this morning he has accepted the chief administrator's post at Anthony ISD in far West Texas.
Saldivar, who recently submitted his resignation here, was named â€ślone finalistâ€ť for the superintendent position at Anthony during that school district's board meeting Monday. His hiring will become official after a mandatory three-week waiting period.
He first interviewed for the position two weeks ago, then was called back for a second interview last week before being named the lone finalist.
With a little less than a month left before area parents have to send their children back to school, the local Salvation Army is asking for assistance with its annual Back to School Drive.
And while the trek back to school may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they desperately try to pay for their children's back to school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.
In a few more days, Big Spring is going to be (figuratively) crawling with Aggies.
The Howard County A&M Club will hold its 14th annual WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
While many A&M lovers expected to attend, the Shootout open to everyone, collegiate allegiance notwithstanding.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
Howard County commissioners will meet during a special-called meeting Monday morning to begin work in-earnest on the government entity's 2013-2014 fiscal plan.
The Howard County Appraisal District released certified values this week, with Howard County seeing a slight downturn in its certified taxable values. The county saw values dip to $3,201,897,608 this year, down $248,038,790 compared to values estimated at $3,449,936,398 in 2012.
A six-month multi-agency investigation culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of 10 Big Spring residents â€” and warrants being issued for several more â€” on various drug charges.
Officers with the Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security were all involved in Wednesday's arrests, BSPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said.
The city of Big Spring is ready to lend a helping hand to potential and existing restaurateurs in the Big Spring area, as the municipality gets ready to offer a number of classes to prepare them for health and sanitation inspections.
According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, a lack of resources for state inspectors has called for the city to step in and begin conducting inspections in the Crossroads area, with the responsibility falling to the local fire marshal's office.